In tears, family meets remains of OFW Joanna at Iloilo airport

In tears, family meets remains of OFW Joanna at Iloilo airport

MANILA, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) — In grief, the family of OFW Joanna Demafelis welcomed her remains early Saturday morning at the IloiloInternationalAirport. Members of Joanna’s family broke down in tears in front of the crate containing her remains, as they offered a short, solemn prayer for the repose of her soul. The flight carrying her […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

No Marine deployment yet to Scarborough Shoal — Nolcom chief

SANTA ANA, Cagayan, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) — The military will not yet deploy Marine troops to patrol and secure Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal pending “guidance” from the national government, a military official said Friday. “Not this time. We have to settle some of other issues since that is a diplomatic issue that we have to get […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News ·
OFWs repatriated from Kuwait now at 1,500: DFA

OFWs repatriated from Kuwait now at 1,500: DFA

MANILA, February 18, 2018 – With around 130 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived in Manila from Kuwait Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the number of repatriates from the Gulf state has reached 1,500. DFA said majority of these are household service workers who are grantees of the amnesty from the Kuwaiti […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

With Cabinet men at Senate probe, Escudero asks: Who’s left with the President?

MANILA, Feb 19 (Mabuhay) — If most of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet men are in the Senate, then who was left in Malacañang with the President? Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero raised this question in jest on Monday as he noted the presence of several Cabinet members in the ongoing hearing of the Senate committee on […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Enrique Gil raves about ‘Bagani’

Enrique Gil raves about ‘Bagani’

His fans have seen him in several romantic-comedies both on the big and small screen throughout his showbiz career. But for the first time, Enrique Gil is taking on an action project in a lead role as the local tribe warrior Lakas in the upcoming series “Bagani.” In an interview with reporters, Gil recalled the […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News, Philippine News ·

Difficult to answer accusation you are not involved in: SAP Go

MANILA, February 19, 2018 – Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go reiterated Monday that he had nothing to do with the Frigate Acquisition Project, which he said became controversial due to “irresponsible reporting”. In the Senate inquiry into the PHP18-biliion warship acquisition project, Go said the most difficult thing to do is to […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News ·
Bong Go a man of integrity: Zubiri

Bong Go a man of integrity: Zubiri

MANILA,February 19, 2018 – Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday came to the defense of Special Assistant to President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, saying the latter is a man of integrity with no stain of corruption. During the Senate inquiry into Frigate acquisition, Zubiri said Go has been doing his job “judiciously and religiously” even when he […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Federalism is within reach: Puno

MANILA, February 18, 2018 – Former Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Reynato Puno is convinced that the shift of the present system of government from Unitary to Federal is almost within reach. “Itong Federalismo ay halos abotkamaynanatin. At itopokungtayo’ypapatnubayan ng atingMaykapal ay mangyayari at mangyayarisapanahon ng atingPangulong (Rodrigo) Duterte. (This Federalism is almost within reach. And with […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Suspected ISIS member, Filipina partner nabbed in Manila

Suspected ISIS member, Filipina partner nabbed in Manila

MANILA, Feb 20 (Mabuhay) — A suspected member of the Islamic State was arrested along with his Filipina partner in an apartment in Ermita, Manila. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa presented Fehmi Lassqued and his partner Anabelle Monsiera Salipada in CampCrame on Monday morning. Dela Rosa said Lassqued was a […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Airport thief falls in entrapment operation

MANILA, February 9, 2018 – A “salisi” gang member stealing passengers’ baggage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City was caught by airport and city police personnel in an entrapment operation, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said on Friday. The operation was conducted Thursday at a burger outlet in Pasay City, where […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Here’s how late Francis M. ‘guided’ daughter Maxene’s relationship with Rob

Here’s how late Francis M. ‘guided’ daughter Maxene’s relationship with Rob

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — Actress Maxene Magalona believes her late father, OPM icon Francis Magalona, guided her relationship with her husband, Rob Mananquil. Magalona, who admitted to having a crush on Mananquil even before they personally met, said she believes her father shows his approval or disapproval through lights. “Like minsan, pumuputok ‘yung ilaw […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Palace: Dropping special tax rate for RHQ staff for fair tax system

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte only wants at fair tax system with the removal of preferential tax rate for employees of multinational companies’ regional headquarters (RHQs) and regional operating headquarters (ROHQs) in the Philippines. “The President wants fairness in our tax system, particularly for individuals performing similar work,” […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Poe bill vs. spreading of fake news presumed unconstitutional — Roque

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) –Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday hit Senator Grace Poe’s bill seeking to prohibit government officials from peddling “fake news.” “Presumed unconstitutional as content based restriction,” Roque said in a statement. Also he said that the bill is “…infirmed for violative of equal protection clause as no basis for singling out […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Anne’s craving has fans speculating

Anne’s craving has fans speculating

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — “Are you pregnant?” Anne Curtis had her followers asking this after the TV superstar shared on Twitter specific cravings, and even tagged her husband, Erwan Heussaff, in one of her posts. Curtis, who tied the knot with Huessaff in November, tweeted Thursday that she is craving for Filipino treats made […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
Bello bans OFW deployment to Kuwait

Bello bans OFW deployment to Kuwait

MANILA, Feb 12 (Mabuhay) — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday ordered a total ban in the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait, days after the body of a Filipina was found in a freezer in an abandoned apartment unit. Bello announced the order on Monday morning at a press conference at the Department […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

More than 10,000 homicide cases yet to be cleared — PNP data

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — A total of 10,721 homicide cases under investigation have yet to be cleared since 2016, data from the Philippine National Police showed. PNP said a total of 20,514 homicide incidents have been recorded since July 1, 2016 to February 11, 2018. Of this number, 2,413 were drug-related, 8,587 were non-drug […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Sandra Cam tells GM Balutan: You don’t own PCSO

Sandra Cam tells GM Balutan: You don’t own PCSO

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam on Tuesday called out General Manager Alexander Balutan, saying that he does not own the agency and he cannot run it like a military camp. Cam made the remark during the House good government and public accountability committee’s inquiry into the […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Palace on Gwen Garcia dismissal: Only Congress can expel a member

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales arrogated to herself the power of Congress to discipline its members when she ordered the dismissal of Deputy Speaker and Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia. Garcia was found guilty by the Office of the Ombudsman of grave misconduct in connection with the controversial […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

AFP, Mercury Drug renew scholarship deal

MANILA, February 12, 2018 – Dependents of military personnel completing degrees in pharmacy can now avail of a full scholarship after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. (MDFI) renewed its scholarship deal early this year. Lt. Col. Emmanuel Garcia, AFP public affairs office chief, said benefits include full tuition […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Paul Soriano begins work on first movie starring sisters Toni, Alex

Paul Soriano begins work on first movie starring sisters Toni, Alex

Following the Metro Manila Film Festival success of his movie “Siargao,” which won several awards, including 2nd Best Picture, director Paul Soriano announced that he wanted to produce a film starring his wife, Toni Gonzaga, and her sister Alex. And it appears plans for it are going swimmingly after Soriano’s production company, Ten17P, posted a […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·